His signature signed the deal – and Abdoulaye Diouf Sarr, Secretary of Health pledged his support for the Health App BISA. The App is expected to close gaps in medical care for the Sengalese population across the country.
The Secretary of Health gave a speech during a festive ceremony attended by both senior project members and sponsors – and by representatives from the health sector. Secretary Sarr praised the positive impact will have on the population. The App comes at the right time to reduce imbalances in the access to health care.
BISA is a useful tool to simultaneously address several problems in the country. Especially in rural Senegal, the health care network is spotty and access to medical care far from ubiquitous. To reach medical aid post, many patients are forced to cover significant distances.
The scarcity of doctors and medical professionals causes long waiting times and delays until needed medical attention can be provided. In addition, many patients feel that they cannot afford medical care and refrain from seeking medical attention altogether.
BISA provides easy access to medical support for those in need of it via mobile phone. BISA provides an opportunity for patients that have no other means to contact a doctor or medical personnel to receive a professional opinion concerning their ailment.